Monday, January 20, 2014

Chocolate Orange Crinkle Cookies

This Christmas, my mom went on a cookie baking spree. I decided to join her and made chocolate orange crinkle cookies. The original recipe is from Food Network Magazine. It has been adapted slightly.

2 cups flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 stick butter, cut into pieces
-5 ounces unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
-2 cups granulated sugar
-2 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange flavored liqueur
-1 tablespoon grated orange rind
-3 large eggs, lightly beaten
-1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

1. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

2. Heat the butter, chocolate, and 1 2/4 cups sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir until melted and smooth (don't expect the sugar to melt like I did).


3. Let cool slightly, then add the Grand Marnier, orange rind, and eggs, and stir until combined. Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours).

4. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and the confectioner's sugar in 2 separate bowls. Form the dough into 1-inch balls. Coat the dough first in the sugar then in the confectioner's sugar, rolling around to coat. Arrange on the baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart. If using two baking sheets at one time, rotate the sheets positions in the oven halfway through baking time.

5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes, until the cookies are puffed and cracked. Let cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire racks.


  1. Nomnomnom, these look so good Dianna. My husband loves those chocolate oranges that you can buy at Christmas-- I bet these are a good substitute!

  2. Mmmm, my mom used to make chocolate crinkle cookies, but the addition of orange makes them extra special. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.


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